Mr. Chud has decades of experience helping companies across a wide range of industries resolve their most important disputes. His current practice focuses heavily on insurance claims counseling and dispute resolution with particular emphasis on business-interruption insurance, bad faith insurance claims, and significant coverage disputes.
Mr. Chud has represented the following clients in litigation matters:
- A major cement manufacturer in litigation alleging that the company’s actions caused $100 billion in damage from flooding during Hurricane Katrina
- Multiple entities in connection with significant insurance-coverage disputes arising out of asbestos personal injury claims
- A product manufacturer in an international arbitration related to the sale of custom-designed technical products
- Multiple companies in investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and other federal agencies
- A national mortgage lender against claims concerning alleged failure to make proper disclosures in connection with residential loans
- A national religious organization in disputes concerning control of real property
- A real estate developer in litigation commenced by a municipal entity arising out of a significant proposed development project
- A hotel owner in connection with a dispute over the air-rights lease related to a major development project
Mr. Chud has litigated many significant cases on a pro bono basis, including two landmark cases that advanced the novel tort theories related to illegal incarceration and prisoner’s rights.
Mr. Chud serves on the Board of Trustees of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Lawyers’ Committee, and on the Board of Directors of the Council for Court Excellence. He is a graduate of the D.C. Bar’s John Payton Leadership Academy.